When they had said that schools would be shut for a while and tests would be online, many high school groups must have thought that this was their escape for a bit. But now, do you wish to get even a few days of school in the week?
Untimely zoom calls and lectures on subjects without interaction with friends have certainly taken a toll on high school students. The significant list of problems goes back to pre-pandemic time.
In any case, a student goes through many tasks throughout the day, most of them alone. Through the diverse range of work, they are also supposed to interact with different groups for social networking.
A vexing ill-tempered teacher might want assignments to match their plans before the deadline. A teammate on the group assignment might just be hanging around for the snacks, and then there is that ignorant crush. It’s not even the cap of the berg. A high school student’s mind might be a tense place to be in.
With so many questions and thoughts to handle along with the grade, here’s what causes high-stress levels in students-
Laden With Homework
The high-school curriculum is built in a way that the student cannot have the choice of one subject a day. There are at least three or more subjects to be learned each day, and every day brings about more than 10-15 pages of a homework assignment, especially if your child has science subjects.
When there are too many things to do right after classes, which now are randomly timed due to internet limitations, homework becomes a reason for high-stress levels in students.
Being unable to finish things in the given timeframe and piling up homework can be mind-numbing. Try to share the load and ask your child to, or instead allow him to take help from friends in solving complex homework problems.
Tests Looming Over the Head
It’s the night before the tests that horrify students more than anything. The thought of being half prepared or unprepared for a challenging test freezes the brain without ice cream for a while. It is not that just the struggling students are affected by this fear.
As you grow your capabilities in this competitive society, the expectations are bound to rise too. So even for students who are the apple of their teacher’s eye, it is tough to find time for everything before the weeks when tests arise.
When you know the child has tests coming up, it’s better not to mention it often. You might want to ask them about their progress but avoid comments on their previous scores.
A Bag of Workload
A high school student is at the age of adolescence. Where making sense of a few things is difficult, advancing levels of study get the students to work extra hours sometimes to solve a couple of questions. The focus has to be on the kind of work they want to do in the future and on subjects you need to get that degree.
The mind always distracts itself from things it doesn’t deem valuable for one’s development. Another assignment on atomic gasses when trying to focus on geographical forces becomes hectic in that midst.
No Time for ‘Chill’
A student might use that word hundreds of times in their whole high school time. And yet, there is very little time to sit down and lay back for a high school student. The workload on students has increased post the pandemic. And watching their peers go to new places in life makes them put in more effort towards all they want to be.
Those who have a different aim than the courses at school can cut it out steeply but still need that degree even with passing grades. Finding time to chill shall be encouraged among friends and relatives for students going through a lot of work.
High school can certainly be a place full of different experiences and responsibilities. Managing to get more out of your professors while getting good marks among your peers can be mentally challenging. Especially for those who want to make something out of the high school experience and use their skills and knowledge in the real world.
With the growing competition in the world and different kinds of careers emerging, students are bound to take more stress than usual and probably not pay attention to health. But remember, your health and safety are more significant than your grades.